Several years at leading agencies in London were an effective foundation for Tom’s career. A spell that saw him pitched in the account teams for Sainsbury’s Superstores, Peugeot Motor Company, Continental Airlines, Flybe, The Association of Investment Trusts, Flemings Bank and Staples Office Superstores.
In 2002 Tom relocated to Guernsey as Account Director on the Le Riche Stores business responsible for the Le Riche, Checkers Superstores, Checkers Xpress and Wine Warehouse brands. Moving to board level in 2006 and then Managing Director. In 2008 Tom founded LR&D with Ian and Jim.
Tom is a member of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising and the Institute of Directors.
An understanding of where art and commerce meet is largely behind the directorships that Ian has held since his mid-twenties. His working career has mainly been within the Channel Islands but he has experience in the United States and London.
Though not motivated by accolades, he has been involved in many award-winning campaigns, such as Island Games in 2003 and the Heart Attack Campaign in 2007. He has also worked on some of the islands’ biggest retail brands, Le Riche, Checkers, Wine Warehouse, Aladdins Cave, Aurigny, Guernsey Electricity, Cable & Wireless to name just a few.
HEAD OF COPY
A background in music, broadcasting and journalism has made Jim a well-known local figure. News producer and a presenter for BBC Guernsey in the 80s and 90s, he was also head of music and promotions at Island FM as well as a senior creative at KWL Advertising. He has presented many events on stage, on radio and on TV but is probably best known now as the creative copywriter behind many successful advertising campaigns. He is very experienced in writing for the web and his expertise is often called on by clients to revitalise their SEO, Facebook and online branded content activity.
Joyce has worked within the advertising and communications business for over 30 years starting her career at Davidson Pearce before moving to Young and Rubicam and then HK McCann.
After a period of running her own events company, she worked on the Sydney Olympics in 2000 before returning to the UK to join SOUK Communications as Client Service Director. In 2008 she left the UK for a period of 3 years to run Bermuda’s leading advertising agency.
Mat joins the team with over two decades of working on the marketing of large blue chip organisations such as Otto, Bupa and most recently Specsavers. Within these organisations he has developed, operated and lead at Management and Senior Board level.
Mat currently provides consultancy for a number of major digital and retail brands based in the Channel Islands. He has recently applied his extensive background in consumer marketing to the gambling sector working with the world's largest casino brand to help develop and execute the marketing strategy for their online offering in the UK and beyond.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Suzanne has a strong knowledge of Guernsey businesses.
With additional experience working within the travel, restaurant and hospitality industries, as well as television advertising and events, Suzanne’s valuable local knowledge has allowed her to expand her freelance work, providing successful advertising and events tailored to the client’s individual needs and has worked closely with LRD on various events.
Having organized the Channel Islands Sports Personality of the Year Awards with ITV Channel Television for the past seven years, she is a great addition to the LRD team.
Developing industry knowledge and working closely with a variety of clients from retail, finance to non-profit organisations has provided Adie with a firm foundational footing in the advertising world.
Since joining LRD in 2013 as an Account Manager, she has continued to develop her skills by completing the IPA Foundation Course with Merit, the IPA Commercial Certificate and stepped up to the role of Account Director in January 2016.
Adie enjoys the strategic development of brands, managing and leading the team to find the ‘big idea’ as well as planning the best and most cost-effective method of delivery for campaigns.
Keeping projects in check, on time and on budget is her forte and she enjoys getting under the skin of the client’s business to help identify what they need and how LRD can help.
She has been known to go the extra mile and has travelled quite a few miles too, spending seven months around the world before joining LRD, after completing her English and Philosophy degree at the University of Sussex.
With a background in aviation and retail marketing, Hannah went to Kingston University London where she gained a BA (Hons) in English literature with media and cultural studies.
Since her arrival at the agency in July 2013, Hannah has worked across a broad range of the agency's clients. From retail businesses such as supermarkets and financial services to airlines and fashion retail.
Her dry sense of humour and ability to swoop in when most needed, has made her an integrated part of the LRD team.
Hannah can often be seen leaving the office in her gym gear and is also a yoga enthusiast.
Hannah completed her IPA Foundation certificate in 2014 and the IPA Commercial Certificate in 2016.
Emily’s degree came in Environmental Geography and International Development, so she’s adept at finding her way around the building. She has a hunger to learn as her exhaustive list of qualifications testifies, embracing traditional marketing and social media marketing with online reputational management. There are plenty of top brands in her portfolio of recent years, including RBSI, NatWest and The Isle of Man Bank in the finance sector, but also a host of retail clients too including Tig.gg, The Energy Centre and White Rock Brewery.
Between the occasional pint with that particular client Emily loves to play volleyball, representing her beloved Guernsey at the 2013 and 2015 Island Games. Dig. Set. Spike. Winner.
Sue studied for her BA (Hons) in Graphic Design at Bath Spa University graduating in 1992. She went on to work for Duncan Baird Publishers, for five years, before becoming a director of the London based design agency Sage Associates, where she set up the digital side of the company, leaving in 2006 to set up her own business.
Sue has been working with LRD for the last 5 years, she ensures that digital design is an integral part of our offering. Sue is passionate about responsive web design, ensuring that our client sites look fantastic on all devices; desktops, tablets and mobiles. Sue manages a team of technical experts, each a specialist in different coding languages and content management systems.
Sue has extensive experience of working on projects for a broad range of brands, from big bluechip corporates such as BP, to government departments, through to third sector clients such as the Science Council.
HND in Multimedia Studies
South African born, Duncan moved to the Midlands when he was pre-school age. Left the education system with a Btec ND in graphic design, photography and print making. Not happy with this, he went on to Leeds College of Art & Design to attain an HND in Multimedia Studies.
Trialed with West Bromwich Albion Football Club between the sticks and has now graduated to playing outfield too.
His career has taken him from sign design to graphic design mainly in the toy industry. After an all-too-brief spell with toy business Wow Stuff, he reluctantly moved to Guernsey where he eventually discovered LRD. Infact, LRD discovered him.
Duncan has an eye for creative detail and a head for absolute accuracy... like a dog with a bone.
James Le Tissier
Priding himself in being the youngest member of the team. James has a passion for 'making things' (in the broadest sense of the word) and lends his hand to a variety of disciplines including music, art, design, film, animation and thinking.
A varied education in art and design and music performance has seen James working as a session musician in recent years. Playing anything from intimate front room gigs up and down the UK to festivals including Reading and Leeds, James is not picky. Always looking to grow, he joined LRD in August 2013 as a creative and thrives off the challenge.